Stephen P. Williams
Stephen is a longtime storyteller with the fortunate skill of being able to turn complex topics into a compelling narrative. As a journalist, he wrote about everything from Tantric Sex, for GQ, to Urban Explorers, for Smithsonian magazine. He had columns in Newsweek and the New York Times, and was a regular contributor to Martha Stewart Living.
Stephen first encountered blockchain while earning his MBA in Sustainability from Bard College. It was obsession at first sight. He’s since applied his blockchain knowledge to a book about the electric grid, co-authored with Jim Rogers, and another book, Liberated by Blockchain: The Brilliant Potential of a Decentralized World, that is now in production.
As the ghostwriter of 9 books with CEOs, celebrities, and thinkers, Stephen has a deep understanding of how to communicate business topics and desires. His goal is to translate blockchain tech in a way that excites people to the tech’s incredible potential to improve business, and the world. In addition to his MBA, Stephen has a BA in comparative religion from Grinnell College, and an MA in Communication from Stanford University.
Reagan Richmond is a strategy consultant focusing on social impact and clean energy innovation. For more than 10 years she has worked in local government, nonprofits, and startups to create holistic yet efficient solutions to advance equity and sustainability.
As the Director of Campus Programs at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy she led a team that increased the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy at more than 50 colleges and universities across the southeast. In 2011 the Center for Resource Solutions recognized her partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority the Best Green Power Outreach and Education Award.
Reagan has worked with a variety of large and small companies, with widely different missions. From work on natural capital with JetBlue and sustainable supply chain with fashion leaders, to strategic partnership development at the Connecticut Green Bank and Community Solar deployment for affordable housing, Reagan’s skill for system mapping has allowed her to find opportunities for innovation where others once saw barriers.
Her method is influenced by the practices of mindfulness, culture change, and design thinking. Each practice shares the commonalities of presencing and empathy. Through these practices Reagan has developed a unique approach to capacity building that utilizes deep listening to get to the core of her clients needs and identify solutions that produce sustainable results.
Reagan has studied ecology, economics, and change management. She holds an M.B.A. in Sustainability from Bard College and B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Tennessee.